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Sri Lanka: Muslim govt. members resign sparking protests in Kandy01:05

Sri Lanka: Muslim govt. members resign sparking protests in Kandy

Sri Lanka, Kandy
June 3, 2019 at 19:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters took the central city of Kandy on Monday following the resignation of several Muslim members of the government over the perceived failure to act in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

The reaction came after a Buddhist monk and lawmaker supporting President Maithripala Sirisena demanded the sacking of three top Muslim politicians.

It came following another monk Athuraliye Ratana insisted governors of two provinces and a cabinet minister be sacked over their alleged involvement with the militants responsible for the bombings.

Six blasts took place in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo while two further explosions occurred in the western city of Negombo and the eastern city of Batticaloa.

At least 253 people were killed and a further 450 were injured on April 21, in eight seemingly coordinated explosions which rocked hotels and churches across the country.

Sri Lanka: Muslim govt. members resign sparking protests in Kandy01:05
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Thousands of protesters took the central city of Kandy on Monday following the resignation of several Muslim members of the government over the perceived failure to act in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

The reaction came after a Buddhist monk and lawmaker supporting President Maithripala Sirisena demanded the sacking of three top Muslim politicians.

It came following another monk Athuraliye Ratana insisted governors of two provinces and a cabinet minister be sacked over their alleged involvement with the militants responsible for the bombings.

Six blasts took place in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo while two further explosions occurred in the western city of Negombo and the eastern city of Batticaloa.

At least 253 people were killed and a further 450 were injured on April 21, in eight seemingly coordinated explosions which rocked hotels and churches across the country.

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